IPL 2021: Avesh Khan got his Delhi Capitals jersey signed by Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma.© Delhi Capitals/Twitter
The fanboy in Delhi Capitals (DC) pacer Avesh Khan came out after the match against Mumbai Indians (MI) on Tuesday. Avesh brought out his Delhi Capitals jersey and got it signed by Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma. “The fanboy in Avesh Khan had to come out after the match,” tweeted Delhi Capitals along with two pictures of Rohit signing a jersey for Avesh. Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians for the first time in their last six attempts as Shikhar Dhawan’s 45 and Amit Mishra’s 4 for 34 helped DC register their third win of the tournament.
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Avesh, who sits second on the wicket-takers’ list with eight wickets, returned 2 for 15 from two overs in Tuesday’s clash. He dismissed Suryakumar Yadav and Rahul Chahar as MI were restricted to 137 for 9.
DC chased the total in 19.1 overs with Steve Smith (33) and Lalit Yadav (22) also contributing with the bat.
Earlier, Rohit Sharma scored 44 off 30 and Suryakumar (24), Ishan Kishan (26) also chipped in but a slide initiated by Amit Mishra left Mumbai struggling to play out their 20 overs.
Jayant Yadav’s 22 gave MI bowlers something to defend and while things got tight in the last four overs, DC eventually held their nerves to get over the line.
With this win, DC climbed to the second spot on the points table with six points. They are behind table-toppers Royal Challengers Bangalore, who also have six points but are ahead of DC on net run rate.
MI are placed fourth with four points from as many games.
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